The heart of any Spanish Colonial city is the central plaza, or Zócalo, and the ancient port town of Acapulco - despite its several modern facelifts - is no exception. The swirl of activity, the live music on weekends, the vendors selling every sort of cheap (and some very nice) souvenirs are all here, mixing and mingling with tourists and locals relaxing in the shade.
Like all central plazas, Acapulco's Zócalo is presided over by a Catholic church, in this case Nuestra Señora de la Soledad. Its unusually domed and stellar interior, bookended by two of the least traditional bell towers you'll find in Mexico, were originally part of a movie set, later redeveloped into a parish church and declared a cathedral (temporarily) in 1959. It is the perfect centerpiece to Acapulco's resort-chic collection of Mediterranean, modernist, and other original buildings.
With a rich nautical history dating back to the sixteenth century, Acapulco’s port is located in a deep semi-circular bay. The city stretches five miles along the beach, dotted with marinas hosting yachts and other small watercrafts.
How to Get to Acapulco The main square of Acapulco is a five-minute walk from the cruise terminal. Access between the town and inland is via a four-lane road through a tunnel and over the mountains bordering Acapulco.
One Day in Acapulco To get the most out of your time in Acapulco, try a City Tour. You’ll learn about Acapulco’s colorful history as a go-to spot for many of the world’s elite. Or experience the acrobatic feats of Acapulco’s famous and fearless Cliff Divers from the comfort of the luxurious La Perla Restaurant. Nature appreciators will love the Coyuca Lagoon. Its lush vegetation and picturesque views have inspired its feature in many famous films.
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